30 September 2020 14:32
Life BBC delighted Brits nationwide as it premiered on Tuesday night. The drama is a Doctor Foster spin-off and has a stellar cast. However, only one of the original characters remains – Victoria Hamilton's Anna. The new series aims to explore loneliness in a major city. Victoria Hamilton returns as Doctor Foster character Anna (Credit: BBC) What is Life on BBC about?
It takes place in a grand house in Manchester divided into four flats. The neighbours don't know one another well – but soon their lives become intertwined. Read more: All your questions answered about new BBC drama Life Victoria Hamilton is joined by the likes of Adrian Lester, Saira Choudhry, Alison Steadman, Peter Davison and Melissa Johns. So far, viewers can't get enough of it. Dozens flocked to Twitter to share how fantastic they found the opening episode.
Viewers think the new BBC drama is 'brilliant' What are viewers saying about Life? One viewer commended This Morning for recommending it, tweeting: "Wow @Schofe @hollywills were right #Life on @BBC tonight was brilliant. Can't wait for next week's episode now." Another viewer tweeted: "#BBC #Life… absolutely wonderful. Painful to watch in parts but so skilfully written and acted. Powerful!" Read more: Piers Morgan's new Spitting Image puppet finally revealed Whereas a third viewer shared: "@BBC #Life was a stunning piece of drama. Cast is superb. #AlisonSteadman #VictoriaHamilton @AdrianLester, all brilliant. Tension, humour, emotion. True too. Life does happen!" And a fourth viewers gushed: "#Life BBC one Absolutely Brilliant Television. Did Alison Steadman steal the show? When is the next episode of Life on the BBC? A further viewer praised Peter Davison's performance with: "Less than ten minutes for new Peter D being amazing on BBC One! I'm so ready for this! #Life." Writer Mike Bartlett says he was inspired to create the drama after his own experiences. Speaking to the BBC, he explained: "I used to live in a flat which was part of an old house that had been divided up, and I was amazed that we were all one stud wall away from each other, but didn't really know each other. "We would hear the most intimate details of each other's sex lives and love lives, and yet you'd meet in the corridor, and you wouldn't exchange two words." He went on to say: "We are desperate for connection, and yet so often we end up feeling alone, particularly in big cities, so I wanted to write about that." The second episode of Life will air next Tuesday on BBC One at 9pm. However, each episode of the series is available to stream now on BBC iPlayer. Did you watch? Tell us what you think on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix. Viewers are saying same thing about new BBC drama Life Did you watch the new series? The first episode of BBC's Doctor Foster spin-off show, Life, aired on Tuesday evening - and viewers were not disappointed. The six-part series, which stars Victoria Hamilton, Adrian Lester amongst others, tells the story of Annabelle, who was the neighbour of Suranne Jones' character Gemma in the 2015 drama series, after she decides to leave her hometown and start her life again. MORE: Meet the cast of Life, the Doctor Foster spin-off everyone's talking about Taking to social media, fans had high praise for the new show, in particular Gail, who is played by Gavin and Stacey actress Alison Steadman. One person tweeted: "Life on BBC One [is] Absolutely brilliant. Alison Steadman was amazing." Loading the player... WATCH: BBC's Doctor Foster spin-off, Life A second person wrote: "BBC One's #DoctorFoster spin off #LIFE was good. Steadman was great. Both worth watching. [Doctor Foster] for THE best ever dinner party speech." A third viewer added: "Looking forward to this BBC drama anything with Alison Steadman is good & it's a Doctor Foster spin off which was amazing #Life." MORE: BBC's Us viewers saying the same thing after episode three Fans had high praise for Alison Steadman's performance Alison plays Gail, who is married to Henry (Peter Davison) and together they have two grown-up children as well as a young grandson. The couple have a generally happy marriage, but Henry often undermines Gail, and suddenly her life is thrown into question after a chance encounter. Victoria Hamilton reprises the role of Anna in the show, now known as Belle The Crown and Cobra star Victoria Hamilton will reprise her role as Belle, a Pilates instructor who is restarting her life after splitting from her husband Neil (Adam James). Her ex-husband also featured in Doctor Foster and is due to make an appearance in the spin-off. Adrian Lester stars as David, whose marriage is shaken by his brush with temptation; and Hannah, portrayed by Melissa Johns, finds relationship is tested by the return of a former flame. Life also stars other well-known TV stars such as Hollyoaks actress Saira Choudhry, The Last Detective star Peter Davidson and Detectorists actress Rachel Stirling. Life continues on BBC next Tuesday at 9pm. Like this story? Sign up to our newsletter to get other stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.